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Citi: Don’t expect clean coal to save the planet

Citi: Don’t expect clean coal to save the planet

Citi report has bad news for coal companies depending on ‘clean coal’ to save the industry – and delivers it with a velvet sledgehammer.

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New Australian coal mines threaten world's chance to stay below 2°C

New Australian coal mines threaten world’s chance to stay below 2°C

Study finds pollution from new coal fired power plants could take emissions from the sector 400% higher than levels needed to stay below 2°C.

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South Australia commits to zero net emissions by 2050

South Australia commits to zero net emissions by 2050

SA Premier Jay Weatherill has adopted recommendations of an expert panel, setting a 2050 target of zero net emissions for the state.

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Canadian oil capital, Alberta, unveils carbon tax, coal phase-out

Canadian oil capital, Alberta, unveils carbon tax, coal phase-out

Alberta, home to world’s 3rd largest oil reserves, to introduce $US20/t carbon price, as it aims for 30% renewables and zero coal power by 2030.

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Australian emissions to grow 6 per cent under Direct Action

Australian emissions to grow 6 per cent under Direct Action

Report says Australia will only meet emissions target by using Kyoto ‘accounting benefit’. In real terms, emissions headed for 4% above 2000 levels by 2020.

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Graph of the Day: Carmichael coal mine to take big chunk of carbon budget

Graph of the Day: Carmichael coal mine to take big chunk of carbon budget

New report offers a whole lot of context for the huge climate threat posed by the federal government approved Carmichael coal mine.

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Paris climate pledges promising, but still way off 2°C mark – or even 2.7°C

Paris climate pledges promising, but still way off 2°C mark – or even 2.7°C

The Paris climate pledges may not bring the world as close to the 2°C target as we think. There is a notable absence of long term targets.

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NSW Greens call for zero net emissions by 2040 for state

NSW Greens call for zero net emissions by 2040 for state

NSW Greens challenge Premier Baird to adopt nation-leading climate policy, including a target of zero net emissions by 2040, in a climate bill introduced into state Parliament on Thursday.

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Too big to fail: China to set up world's biggest carbon market

Too big to fail: China to set up world’s biggest carbon market

A Chinese cap-and-trade carbon pricing program is scheduled to begin in 2017, and will be the world’s largest carbon market.

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Coalition CO2 target: scientists, analysts, financiers, islands unimpressed

Coalition CO2 target: scientists, analysts, financiers, islands unimpressed

Experts respond to the news that the Coalition will set a 26% emissions reduction target for 2030, based on 2005 levels, for Australia.

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How low will Abbott and Hunt go on Australia's emissions target?

How low will Abbott and Hunt go on Australia’s emissions target?

Ahead of releasing Australia’s emissions reduction target for 2030, all signs suggest the Abbott government will keep ambition levels low, while turning up rhetoric about economy-harming carbon policies and ‘massive’ electricity prices.